New Mexico Trump Rally Turns Violent

"Go home to Mommy."

Demonstrators threw burning t-shirts and plastic bottles at police, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades outside a Donald Trump rally on Tuesday night. Police fired pepper spray and smoke grenades into the unruly crown outside the Albuquerque Convention Center.

People were seen jumping on police cruisers causing damage to window shields, reports CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV.

The police finally declared the protests an unlawful assembly after hours of the uprising. CBS news reports, "Tensions reached a peak when demonstrators rushed the convention center's doors. Police barricaded the doors and protesters didn't get inside."

Trumps speech was repeatedly interrupted by protestors who shouted and held up banners and resisted removal by security personnel. The banners read "Trump is fascist" and "We've heard enough."

At one point, a female protester was physically dragged from the stands by security. Other protesters scuffled with security as they resisted removal from the convention center, which was packed with thousands of loud and cheering Trump supporters.

"Go home to Mommy," Trump told one of the protestors. "How old is this kid?" Then he answered: "Still wearing diapers."

Albuquerque attorney Doug Antoon said rocks were flying through the convention center windows as he was leaving Tuesday night. Glass was breaking and landing near his feet. "This was not a protest, this was a riot. These are hate groups," he said of the demonstrators.

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